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  • The Romance of Chess

    "After Anderssen's departure, Paul Morphy declared he would play no more even matches, and, certainly, his resolve was justified by the unheard of manner in which he had walked over all opponents."  -Frederick Edge          Althoug... | Read More

  • Pawn Breaks, part 3

    What would you say if it was the last word you were to speak? What would you do if it was the last thing you were to do? What opening would you write about if it was your last opening column you were to write? That was a little too dramatic for a ... | Read More

  • Of Non-Theory and Non-Memorization

    33speedy asked: I was playing in a tournament today with the black pieces. I played the Budapest and my opponent declined it (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.Nf3). I thought the way I responded was reasonable (3…exd4 4.Nxd4 b6 5.Nc3 Bb7), but when I went ho... | Read More

  • How to beat a much better player

    How should you play when you face an opponent who is hundreds of points higher rated than you are and has a wealth of experience? Should you play your regular opening or choose something tricky that might catch the opponent in a trap? Should you g... | Read More

  • Training program for beginners

    Chess training program for ratings < 1200 Disclaimer:These advice are taken from my personal (short) experience. They are written by a novice for the novice. I only release my ideas today to the public. Nobody ever tried these programs and I ... | Read More

    • Paul Morphy's greatest hits, #24: nice end game (with video commentary)

      Source: Paul Morphy's Best Games vintage book Morphy's Games of Chess | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Aug 26, 2014
    • Preparations of an amateur V: The importance of checking your opponent's games

      Having just finished with 4/8 in Split Open (including a first ever draw vs a 2000+ player), it is easy to bask in the personal "glory" of doing a lot better than rating would suggest. However, there were plenty of mistakes; 2/6 vs players with an... | Read More

    • Chess is Good for Your Mind

      Many people believe, or perhaps hope, that playing the game of chess is somehow beneficial.  Ben Franklin wrote an essay that is widely available on the web about how chess improves one’s moral character.  Let’s consider more broadly what t... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 23, 2014
    • How To: Win At Chess

      When the evidence around us suggests human intelligence is on the decline, we’ll always have chess. It’s the great guardian of human creativity and imagination — the unfailing marker of our higher intelligence.   The game itself is incredi... | Read More

      • | Aug 22, 2014
    • Thursday Night OTB game

      My opponent likes to play quickly and aggressively.  I thought an annoying but solid defense would suffice.  I played the opponent once before and he blundered in the end game. | Read More

      • machijv
      • | Aug 21, 2014